24-Hour Helpline & Referral: 1.877.R.U.ABUSED
or 1.877.782.2873
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text 973.314.4192
Hablamos Español  Interpreters Available

 

Chat or text with an advocate by going to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, click on “Chat Now”; or text LOVEIS to 22522.

 

JBWS is a private, confidential service welcoming ALL survivors of dating, domestic, or partner abuse (and their family members) regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity.

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Safety

Our 24-hour helpline, temporary safe home, and transitional living apartments assist survivors on their path to safety and remain open.

Best practice guidelines are in place to keep our residents safe during Covid-19.

Please call our 24-hour helpline to talk with a counselor about all of your options.

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Support

Our Center for Healthy Relationships offers specialized counseling programs designed to support adults, adolescents and children impacted by partner abuse.

Our Morris Family Justice Center, led by JBWS, provides support and legal resources through a coordinated collaboration of partner agencies.

Our Jersey Center for Non-Violence counseling services help people examine their use of control, force and/or abuse within intimate relationships and learn alternatives.

During Covid-19, all of support programs are offered through remote options.

Survivors come to us with many experiences of power and control, whether in the form of interpersonal violence or racism or the many other forms of oppression, and they cannot be separated one from the other. We are here to support you across the breadth of your experiences. Read our full statement.

JBWS Stands Against Racism

JBWS está en contra del racismo

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Solutions

Our professional training programs, community education presentations, and youth and school programs have been adapted successfully to online platforms during Covid-19. Become part of the solution. Invite us to speak to your group today. Learn more.

Our mission is the prevention of domestic violence. JBWS recognizes that all forms of violence and oppression are connected and stands with our Black community and Communities of Color as we work toward building a society that is just, equitable and safe for all.

Learn more about the impact of Domestic Violence in Communities of Color.

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Meeting the Moment

For nearly 45 years, safety has been at the heart of JBWS’ mission. In all that time, we never predicted the added danger we would face in 2020. Thanks to YOU, our generous donors, along with additional emergency government funding, JBWS was able to sustain our operations, keep our doors open and “like a lotus flower, …bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” Read all about our 2020 accomplishments and the lives impacted by our services.

 

Meeting the Moment 2020 Annual Report

A Survivor Story

Instances of domestic violence can rise during times of crisis. Anna, a survivor of abuse shares her story of perseverance during Covid-19 and how she found strength with help from JBWS. If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24/7 confidential helpline: 1-877-R-U-ABUSED.

News & Events

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News

JBWS Receives National Recognition with Purple Ribbon Awards

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We are excited to announce that JBWS submitted five entries and was honored in all five of those categories at the first annual Purple Ribbon Awards presented by DomesticShelters.org! Thank…

A Night to Remember

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021

Friends of JBWS including the Board of Directors, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (11th District), NJ State Senator Anthony Bucco, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and over 100 donors and volunteers all gathered…

Regina Braham Retires After 39 Years of Compassionate Advocacy

Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

After a tenure that nearly matches that of the agency, Regina (Jeanne) Braham retired from her position at JBWS as Vice President of Communications and Community Relations after 39 years…

Join Our Mission Driven Agency

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021

JBWS’ vision is to create a community-wide culture that refuses to tolerate the presence of any form of intimate partner violence. Empowerment of its victims and advocacy for social reform…

Events

Support a life-saving cause while engaging in some of your favorite activities. Golf, tastings, shopping, games of chance, awareness raising, and more.

See our calendar of events with sponsorship details here: 2021 Special Events Calendar and Sponsorships

 

Autumn Auction for Hope

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

Autumn Auction for Hope is open for you to browse, bid, and buy – now through Tuesday, September 21st, at 12:30 p.m. ET. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity…

22nd Annual Verizon Hope Classic presented by Accenture

Monday, October 4, 2021, 8:30 a.m. Assigned Tee Times Begin, 3:00 p.m. Golf Clinic

A CLASSIC GOLF OUTING AND CLINIC Join us for the 22nd Annual Verizon Hope Classic presented by Accenture at the Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, NJ.  Golfers can enjoy…

Grand Tastings XXVII

Monday, November 29, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Get Ready for a Grand Time All good things are worth waiting for. We’re elated to be back at the Pleasantdale Château, West Orange, NJ for our signature fundraising event…

Help Us

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Volunteer

Volunteers provide valuable services toward accomplishing the mission of JBWS. Each year, more than 200 JBWS volunteers contribute over 15,000 hours of services to our Morris County-based service.

Wish List

Your donations of food, toiletries, diapers, over-the-counter medicines, help to defray our costs and meet our residents’ most basic needs.

Arrange a Program

Invite us to speak at your school, college, workplace, club meeting, or house of worship. Call 973-267-7520 ex. 124

Fundraising Committee

Do you enjoy being part of a group? Brainstorming ideas? Event planning? Being creative and crafty? How about raising awareness and funds for a great cause? If you answered “yes”, then come join the JBWS Friends Fundraising Committee.

Recognitions

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JBWS achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar, once again in 2019. Of the more than 49,000 New Jersey Nonprofit Organizations listed on GuideStar, only 182 have received this highest rating!

 

For details, visit GuideStar.org.

 

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has awarded JBWS a four star rating. For the second year in a row, JBWS was named to Charity Navigator’s Top 10 List of the most highly-rated charities in New Jersey.

 

For details, visit CharityNavigator.org.